Showing posts from January, 2014

January 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
Gary Lee - January 2014 Spotlight The January 2014 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Lincoln Financial Media's Gary Lee

Gary, thanks for taking the time for What is your current position/title?
Overnight, weekends and fill-in jock for KSON and Public Affairs Director for KSON, Easy 98.1 and FM 94/9

What are your favorite parts of the job?
Is that what you call what I do?  Actually, I’d have to say I love every aspect of the job.  As Public Affairs Director, I host “Living Better In San Diego,” a weekly public affairs show.  It’s great to be able to feature so many different organizations that are doing so much to help others in San Diego.  I’ve met some really great people too as a result.

Who are your all time favorite musical artists?
Wow…being a product of the 60s, I’m still very much a fan of that era.  My favorites include The Beatles…who I saw in NY in 1966…The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Traffic, just to name a few.  There were so many great bands…

Dan Sileo to Host All New Morning Show on The Mighty 1090

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, California, February 3, 2014 - Radio station 1090 AM XEPRS, better known
as The Mighty 1090 - San Diego’s Sports Leader, has announced a major addition to
the weekday lineup. Dan Sileo has joined The Mighty 1090 as the new host of the
morning show from 6am to 9am Monday through Friday. San Diego residents can look
forward to a host that leverages his ability to bring inside information, expert analysis
and a tell-it-like-it-is outspoken approach and combine those talents with his humorous
and entertaining style.
The 20-year sports radio and television veteran began his new program this morning.
Sileo has an impressive history of talking sports on some of the country’s top sports
radio stations and networks. He began his sports media career in 1994 with the Oneon-
One Sports Network based in Las Vegas where he had recently retired from
professional football.
Only a year later, he was based in Northern California on legendary radio station KGO
in San Francisco w…

Jesse Agler talks to SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson
   Today SanDiegoRadio caught up with the newest member of BCA Sports and the San Diego Padres. Jesse Agler, most recently with the Miami Dolphins preseason games calling play-by-play for the football team, as well as hosting talk shows for the Dolphins.
    Jesse will be on the radio broadcast team as well as Director of Content for the Padres.
   When asked how he feels coming to San Diego, Jesse tells SanDiegoRadio "I'm just looking forward to getting out there and getting started." "I am also excited to got to explore the area. It's beautiful and a tremendous setting for baseball"
   Expect a full interview with SanDiegoRadio when Jesse arrives in town.

You can follow Jesse on Twitter at @jesseagler

Welcome to San Diego, Jesse!
Thanks for tuning in...

Ken Kramer's "About San Diego"

By Joe Nelson

   I received a note from Ken Kramer, host of the great, long running "About San Diego", that this Thursday's episode will include Shotgun Tom Kelly, Ernie Myers and 'other radio stars'.
   The episode will air Thursday night, 8PM, on KPBS.

You can visit the KPBS 'About San Diego' page HERE

And Ken's website HERE, where he also has some great ASD merchandise. I picked a snazzy coffee mug there last year!
Thanks for tuning in to! -Joe

Message From CCM+E

By Joe Nelson
Over the past few years, CCM+E has undergone some important changes that have helped to strengthen our stations, platforms and product offerings. At the same time, we continue to evolve and transform our structures and teams, opening up even more opportunities for our company’s growth. 

That constant evolution in pursuit of new and great successes leads us to today’s announcement of yet another important strategic initiative -- creating a networks group which can harness the combined power of our existing networks to make each stronger and to give us an unparalleled base to create more networks. 
The foundation pillars of the new group will include: 
·Premiere Networks, the number one audio content provider in the country syndicating 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliates.
·Total Traffic+ Weather Network, which reaches as many people as a broadcast TV network does in the U.S. With a monthly reach of 190 P12+ and over 3,000 radio and 200 television …

January 2014 Ratings

By Joe Nelson
The following are the ratings for San Diego, January 2014: (I also included the previous month's ratings, for comparison.
Thanks for tuning in! -Joe

Pina Business Services, Inc Supports SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson
Pina Business Services, Inc is now a proud sponsor of SanDiegoRadio.
   Tax Season is about here, and Pina joins SanDiegoRadio at the perfect time!

You can visit their Facebook page HERE, and their YouTube page HERE, Twitter at '@gabe_the_taxguy' IRS PTIN - P00481810 CA CTEC# - A132718
Thank you, Gabriel!
-Joe, SanDiegoRadio

Looking for Qualified Personnel? Check SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

   Here is the roll-out of the new feature, an effort to help folks gain employment.
   If anyone sees a candidate listed, please contact me at and I will forward their phone number and email address along.

Federico Nicole


San Diego Radio Station Listing

By Joe Nelson

Not sure of all the stations San Diego has to offer?

I thought I would share this great list of current San Diego Radio Stations. It provides direct links to the station website by clicking on their call sign. Please note a couple stations not listed, Alpine's 107.9 Mountain Country, and Rez Radio 91.3 in Pala.
I will post this once a month. Courtesy of

Visit the list HERE

Thanks for tuning in!

Let SanDiegoRadio Help You Find Work

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio wants to help YOU find employment.     In addition to publishing job opportunities the radio stations send me, I am now going to run this feature monthly, allowing those interested in finding work the opportunity to put their name and qualifications out for the radio stations to see.

   This is what I will send to those interested:

If you are interested in receiving this, here is what I plan to do...
-Please send me your e-mail address ( -I will send you the above questionnaire -E-mail it back to me
-I will publish the questionnaire (minus the phone number)
-When contacted by an interested party, I will provide your email address and phone number

New Feature to SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

Keep in mind, on top of posting job opportunities in radio, I'd like to add a new feature. If YOU are looking for work, send me the pertinent details, and I will post to SanDiegoRadio! It can stay anonymous for public view if you wish.

And good luck!

 -Joe ------


By Joe Nelson

   A BIG SanDiegoRadio congratulations to San Diego 6's Gary Buzel and his wife, Jennifer as today they welcomed in TWINS!!
   The babies are yet to be named, but Baby A arrived at 7:33 AM @ 5lbs 6oz, and Baby B @ 8:07 AM 6lbs 5oz.

Again, Congrats, Gary and Jennifer!!

Chio Making Listeners Happy

By Joe Nelson
Chio in the Morning from KISS 95.7 gets a nice shout-out from a listener.

 Allan Sison and his wife Amy (and baby Zeke) were celebrating their daughter's (Leilani) 3rd birthday at Cafe Coyote in Old Town tonight and saw Chio.

Nice job, Chio, KISS! Making listeners happy, that's the objective!

GEORGE FM and the 'Bolo Tie Song'

By Joe Nelson
GEORGE FM's (KSON) video for Charger fever. 'Bolo Tie Song' Starring John & Tammy and crew.

See it HERE

FM 94/9 Announces Coachella 2014 Details

By Joe Nelson

SAN DIEGO, CA - Thursday, January 9, 2014: FM 94/9 has THE MOST CHANCES for San Diego to WIN PASSES to COACHELLA 2014!
Starting this Monday, January 13th, FM 94/9 will be calling out names 6 times a day, every week! Go to to sign up and get all the details!
• FM 94/9 SUPER MEGA COLOSSAL COACHELLA WEEKENDS are back too! Every weekend starting Saturday, January 18th, listeners will have chances to win SUPER MEGA COLOSSAL COACHELLA GETAWAYS that include 3-day passes, places to stay, cash, iPad minis, and TONS MORE!!
• Listeners can text JOIN to 61749 & become a Mobile Tribe 94/9 Member AND find us on social media @fm949sd for even more ways to win passes!
•Plus, starting Monday, January 27th - Watch COMMUNITY weeknights at 5 on San Diego 6 The CW for a 7th daily chance to WIN!
...Is that enough? No? We'll figure out other ways to get YOU to Coachella 2014.

Vote for SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson

   Well what the heck, didn't even know I was nominated... Wouldj'a vote for me? Thanks in advance!

Please select category #12

Santee Coffee Corner Supports SanDiegoRadio

By Joe Nelson
Santee Coffee Corner is now the title sponsor of SanDiegoRadio.
   Santee Coffee Corner has two locations, the original at the intersection of Mast and Carlton Oaks next to Pathways Church. And the newest shop in the Santee Town Center between Home Depot and Chuze Fitness.
   You can visit their website HERE
   Santee Coffee Corner is family-run by the Parks family, led by Duane and Susie. Kids Micah, Mikayla and Matthew are very much involved in the operation.
    The shop holds many events and are extremely community oriented.
   Please help this small business by dropping by. Tell them SanDiegoRadio Joe sent you!

Thank you Duane and Susie!

Jerry Coleman 1924 - 2014

By Joe Nelson
It is with great sadness that I report Padres broadcaster former Yankee, Hall of Fame member, and most importantly,  war hero (Korean & WW2) has passed away at the age of 89.
A photo I took while interviewing Mr. Coleman late 2013
UPDATE 8:33PM: The Mighty 1090 has posted an audio clip of his long time broadcast partner Ted Leitner describing how he learned of this and what happened. To listen, click HERE -Joe

HAPPY Hour San Diego Magazine Show Debut

By Joe Nelson
   Something fresh and new from the mountains of San Diego County. It's called "The HAPPY Hour San Diego Radio Magazine" on Alpine's public radio station KRLY 107.9FM Mountain Country.
   This fun and unique show stars local radio personality Rich Singley and beautiful newcomer Jere Batten, along with Richard "Big" Freye, and MT Robinson.
   This show will focus on the brewery explosion in San Diego by featuring a different brewery each week, along with the growing number of wineries and 'IT' locations, and events.
   The HAPPY Hour San Diego Radio Magazine will air every Tuesday night from 7-9pm, and can also be heard via the streaming link (Search KRLY). TuneIn is also an available app on mobile devices.
Starting with their first show in 2014, this Tuesday Jan. 7. HAPPY Hour SD will be heard nationally on iTunes Radio You can also click the station website to listen LIVE

Morton In The Morning to be on Channel 10

By Joe Nelson

Morton in the Morning will be featured on Channel 10 news tonight at 6 for their "Electrocute the mask" bit they did this morning.

Program Director for KOGO & KLSD Named

By Joe Nelson

San Diego, Ca. – January 3, 2014 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Diego announced today that Brian Long has been named Program Director for AM 600 KOGO and XTRA Sports 1360 AM (KLSD), effectiveJanuary 21, 2014.
Long will bring more than 15 years of radio broadcast experience to his new position.  His career in spoken word formats began in his hometown of Kansas City, MO at the heritage KMBZ.  In 1998 Long headed to California for stints in Palm Spring, Bakersfield and Los Angeles.  During his time at ESPN in Los Angeles, Long was part of the programming management team and also hosted a variety of on-air programs. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 L.A. Daily News recognized him as one of their "Top Ten Sports Radio Personalities." In late 2010, Long became Program Director at ESPN in Seattle and was later promoted to Senior Director of Programming for Bonneville Seattle. 
"Brian will bring a diverse persp…